Chicago Cubs: Harrison reunion? Cubs quiet at CubsCon

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The Chicago Cubs were quiet during the Cubs Convention, making no announcements during the convention. But as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Harrison says he wants out, could the Cubs make a play for him?

In the past, the Chicago Cubs have made big announcements at the Chicago Cubs Convention. But this year, the event came and went without any significant news. The “hot stove” has been anything but that, and the hopes it will turn around keep coming. Many of the top free agents are yet to sign, and they’ll need to before spring training, right? Could we go into the spring with players like Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta unsigned? It’s unlikely, but I’m starting to think that anything is possible.

After shipping out Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Harrison has voiced his displeasure with the team. The former Cubs’ farmhand is a solid utilityman, but the Cubs already have several of those. But could they trade one of them to make room, possibly even look for a pitcher in the deal? I took a look at some of those possibilities, albeit as far-fetched as they might be.

The Cubs have made the necessary changes to the roster, plugging the holes that they saw the most significant need. So have the Cardinals done enough to catch them? Signing Marcell Ozuna was a start. And according to Tommy Pham, he thinks he can be a 30-30 guy. But they’re aging on the mound, and Yadier Molina says he’ll play out his contract and retire. Do they have another run in them for the Central?

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